When to Start My Blood Sugar Monitoring Test?

Blood sugar monitoring test is important in managing diabetes and preventing complications. In general, you should test for different times according to types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes.
4-8 times a day is recommended. You may need to test at least before meals and snacks, before and after exercise, before bed, and occasionally during the night.

Type 2 diabetes.
Blood sugar testing here often comes in two or more times a day, depending on the type and amount of insulin. Testing is usually recommended before meals, and sometimes before bedtime.

 

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